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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 84
  Maine
Views: 6,191
Posted By jhwelch
Re: Maine

The room to anchor is just NW to SE of that pier. To the north there is the jetty. I have seen boats anchor on the ocean side of that jetty. The holding there is excellent. I once watched a large...
Forum: Electronics   06-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By hellsop
Re: Internet connection

cellphone hotspots and mifi devices, and the wirie all operate basically the same way: bridging data access from a "smart phone" out to a wifi network. The differences come down to that mifi devices...
Forum: Electronics   06-21-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By hellsop
Re: Internet connection

Hrm... Most of the "not cell based" internet options that are at all reasonable are more of a "compose email -- it'll get sent eventually" and "just weather info" level. Iridium/Inmarsat kinds of...
Forum: US Northeast   04-03-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,559
Posted By Don0190
Re: Maine bound & back

I go around the Cape and never do the Annisquam. Far as stops I've made along the way:

Isle of Shoals
Kittery Point
Rockport

Leaving from Salem Isle of Shoals is the best mid point stop....
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   01-15-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,462
Posted By DaveMancini
Re: PSC34 Rudder Post

So, I did the video about how I get under the cockpit to work on the steering. I am 6' 1.5" and 68 years old. If I can do it, I think most people should be able to. Hope it helps. It's at,

Getting...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-21-2014
Replies: 75
Views: 7,317
Posted By capecodda
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   10-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,595
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Raw water anti-syphon valve

There is only one vacuum break I will use on engine systems and they are made by the Scot Pump Co.



You can buy it without the loop:
http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/image/120468349.jpg
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By celenoglu
Re: minor damage to teak toe rail

Use epoxy as the glue. The trick is to clean the parts with acetone prior to glueing. Damp a piece of cloth with acetone and clean the areas to be glued. Wait till the wood is dry and apply epoxy. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By garyguss
Smile Re: minor damage to teak toe rail

Think you answered your own question, get a piece of teak, file it or sand it to the right shape and use teak sawdust and glue as filler.. not sure what else you could do here. These guys have...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   06-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 2,677
Posted By BirdBrain333
Re: leak from rudder stock

I had the same leaking on Kenalnu which is a 1985 PSC 37. Tightening the bolts on the stuffing box helped but they worked loose in a matter on months. Next time I did the job with a bucket of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-26-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: canvas stitching

THANK YOU TS FOR SAYING THAT ABOUT CLEANING! Not only will your canvas fabricator thank you, but if you keep your canvas clean in general, it lasts longer. Dirt includes not only abrasive dust but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Ferretchaser
Re: canvas stitching

The best thread by far for canvas work is Tanara as it is 100% UV resistant. Ya won't have to do that job again for a while.


ATB

Michael
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By TQA
Re: canvas stitching

A basic Sailrite sewing machine is about 550$

A trawl through Craiglsit and Goodwill might find you a Pfaff that will do the job and much cheaper. Look for something with a cast iron armature and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-22-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By ambianceack
Re: canvas stitching

Hood Canvas in Marblehead is a reputable canvas company in your area.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By christian.hess
Re: riggers in Salem, Mass

swage up top, norseman or any other good mechanical on bottom
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By Gary M
Re: stripping/painting aluminum

I took the mast and boom down to bare metal a few years ago and painted with Awlgrip products. You can get the details for painting aluminum on their site. Interlux would likely work just as well.
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